Sheriff Mike Boudreaux has issued a voluntary evacuation notice for the following local area:
South Fork Drive area of Three Rivers. Voluntary evacuation notice issued
According to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, an Evacuation Warning means there is a potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate and those with livestock should leave now.
3R News is distributing this notice widely so Three Rivers residents are aware of what’s going on, but do not panic. The Sequoia (SQF) Fire had significant growth on its west and northwestern edges in the last 24 hours and was fueled by windy conditions, thus the large amount of ash and burnt debris raining down on Three Rivers today (Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020). The nearest portion of active fire is at least 16 air miles away from the end of South Fork Drive but strong easterly winds have started some spot fires, the closest being 6-8 miles from the end of South Fork Drive.
From Inciweb’s most recent report: The West flank exhibited very active fire behavior due a strong east wind, producing wind-driven crown runs, and long range spotting … Spotting was observed up to 1/4 mile, as well as long duration [tree] crown fire runs.
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Tulare County Animal Services is announcing evacuation information for both large (livestock) and small (domestic) animals related to the SQF Complex Fire.
The Woodlake Rodeo grounds, located at 19400 Avenue 398, will take any large animals that are evacuated from the Three Rivers area. There is also a livestock trailer ready to deploy if there is a need for this.
There is space for domestic animals at the Tulare County Animal Shelter, 14131 Avenue 256, Visalia.
Questions about animals and where to take them or how to get them there? Dial 211.